“I’m just a woman who is sewing up holes in women in Ethiopia.” – Catherine Hamlin, 2001

Acknowledging the incredible work of pioneering gynaecological surgeon Dr Catherine Hamlin.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

24 January 2024

On the centenary of her birth, the College wishes to acknowledge the incredible work of pioneering gynaecological surgeon Dr Catherine Hamlin, who spent more than half a century treating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

In 2001, Dr Hamlin delivered a lecture at College House about her work in Ethiopia, and we are delighted to now be able to share it with you.

Watch Dr Hamlin’s Lecture

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